University Place Mayor Debbie Klosowski will not seek re-election to the University Place City Council. “Twenty years ago, I moved to University Place with my husband and two young children. I’ve been heavily involved with city issues for 17 years.
“I was excited to be involved with the incorporation campaign and the start up of our City,” Klosowski said. “When I think back to what University Place looked like prior to incorporation and compare it to what I see today, I am proud of our many accomplishments. We’ve built sidewalks and streetlights, acquired numerous parks, improved police services and developed land use regulations to protect the livability of our community.
“Much work remains to be done but I feel it is time for someone else with fresh enthusiasm to join the council. I am announcing my decision prior to the June filing period to give others the opportunity to consider if they want to serve our community on the council. There are many outstanding people in our city that would do an excellent job on the city council and I hope they step up to the plate to help guide our community for the future.”
Mayor Klosowski, who is serving her second term as mayor, was first elected to the City Council in 1995 and has served continuously since then. She is also a founding member of several community groups including CORE, UP for Art and SUNDogs.
The General election for the UP City Council will occur this November.